1) To bring an increased appreciation for local science to the readership of the newspaper;
2) To experiment with social media as a way to document my process for story gathering, writing, and disseminating the final product;
3) To explore how best to take my experiences in science journalism back into the science or communications classroom.
Hear my first (and likely my last) podcast recorded at AAAS in Washington DC this past June. This happened just days before arriving in Milwaukee: http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2011/0713mm_fellows.shtml.
TAKE HOME MESSAGE: Always have a set of goals. You just might accomplish them.
Follow me on Twitter this summer as I navigate this other world: @Loose_Lab_Rat